The cabinet secretary’s review of the Al-Megrahi papers has just been released, and it runs into over 100 pages. You can find it here.
I’ve had a swift skim through the documents, which include the following paragraph. What was the word that was blacked out?
Libyans value personal relations highly, but also drive hard bargains in pursuit of their interests. Within this there is a tendency to create artificial linkages across issues if matters are not going their way to achieve their objectives. Libya has also shown a tendency to resort quickly to ******* tactics when conventional methods of resolving disputes fail, such as threatening to suspend all oil shipments to Switzerland and actually detaining Swiss nationals in response to the brief arrest of Qadhafi‟s son in Geneva. Libya has also held up the implementation of commercial contracts to create leverage and linkage.